We had a fabulous time making homemade applesauce last week! We hosted our first Keepers at Home meeting on Friday afternoon. We taught our little darlings how to make applesauce. This is so, so simple. You must give it a try! :)
Makes: 3-4 pints Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 pounds apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks.
½ cup water
¼ -1/2 cup granulated or brown sugar - I used raw sugar (amount of sugar depends on how sweet the apples are)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
The recipe we used comes from my step mom's cookbook -
Start by peeling the apples and cutting them into chunks.
In large heavy saucepan, bring apples, water and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5 to 10 minutes until tender. Stir occasionally to break up the apples. Stir in cinnamon; simmer on medium heat for 10-15 minutes until apples are soft.
Apple Pear Blackberry Sauce- Divide the 5 pounds of apples with pears; 1 pound of pears to 4 pounds of apples or 2 ½ pounds of each depending on what you have available. Follow the applesauce instructions adding 1 pint of blackberries (fresh or frozen) with the cinnamon. This is my grandkids favorite of all the applesauce’s I make for them.
Blackberry Applesauce- Follow the applesauce instructions adding 1 pint of blackberries (fresh or frozen) with the cinnamon.
We added blackberries - and tossed them in with the cinnamon.
Raspberry Applesauce- Follow the applesauce instructions adding 1 pint of raspberries (fresh or frozen) with the cinnamon.
Remove from heat; cool for 10 minutes and puree in the food processor or blender to desired consistency.
Can in a hot water bath for 15 minutes or store covered in refrigerator.
I hope you enjoy this super, simple homemade applesauce recipe!
Photos by: the lovely Danielle Morales